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Sandoz Software
WIF 'n Proof
User's Guide
Version 2.2
The Weaver’s Digital Assistant
Helen Sandoz
6/15/2012
Table of Contents
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INTRODUCTION
4
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Using WIF ‘n Proof Tools and Services
6
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The Navigation Bar
6
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The Number Pad
6
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The Help Window
6
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The Patterns Toolbox
7
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The Line Pattern Tools
7
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The Insert, Cut, Copy and Paste Tools
8
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The Flip and Mirror Tools
8
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Closing the Toolbox
9
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The Colors Toolbox
9
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The Repeats Toolbox
10
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The UnDo Tool
11
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The Magnifier Tool
12
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Quick Start Guide to View a WIF file:
13
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Setting up the ‘Cloud’ Service Account
13
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Using the WIF ‘n Proof ‘Cloud’ Service to upload a WIF file
14
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Using the WIF file
14
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The Various Program Screens
17
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The Home Screen
17
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The WIF Selection Screen
19
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The Threading Draft
21
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The Treadling or LiftPlan Draft
23
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Notes & Reports
25
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Design a Draft - Entering a Design with WIF ‘n Proof
26
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A Short Tutorial
26
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Defining the Draft
26
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Choosing the Colors
27
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Entering Threading
28
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Defining Repeats
32
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Entering Treadling
34
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Entering the Tie Up
36
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Save the File
37
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How to Edit a Current WIF File.
38
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How to Enter a Lift Plan or Assign Multiple Treadles
39
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Some Notes and Rules for Entering a Draft
39
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Edit a WIF
40
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Import/Export
41
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Paste a WIF Screen
42
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How to Import a WIF File with ‘Copy’ and ‘Paste’
42
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Export a WIF file
47
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WIF ‘n Proof on the iPad, the Kindle Fire, or the Nook Color
49
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How to Install & Register WIF ‘n Proof
50
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Installing WIF ‘n Proof
50
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Registering WIF ‘n Proof
51
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Unable to Send Registration Request
53
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Starting WIF ‘n Proof
53
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Backup & Database Utilities
55
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Backup and Restore
55
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License Registration Backup
56
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Restore your Registration
56
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Updates
57
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Comments & Suggestions
57
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Troubleshooting
58
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For iOS:
58
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For Android (the Fire and the Nook Color):
59
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For the Kindle Fire:
60
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For the Nook Color:
62
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For the ‘Cloud’ Service
63
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Support
64
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The Legal Stuff
64
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End-User License Agreement
64
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Software License Agreement
64
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INTRODUCTION
WIF 'n Proof - your mobile weaving assistant - allows
you to design or edit drafts while on the go and assists
you by keeping your place when dressing the loom or
while weaving the cloth. It is a web application
designed to run on all Apple mobile devices (iOS 3.1 or
later including iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) and all
Android devices (2.1 or later) including the Nook Color
and the Kindle Fire, Android smartphones and tablets.
You will need web access to install WIF 'n Proof to
your device, but on most devices you will not need
web access to run the application.
Once installed on your handheld device, WIF 'n Proof
will read a WIF file or help you to create your own
draft, and will then display the entire draft, the
threading chart, the treadling chart or lift plan, the tie-
up, or a representation of the fabric. What is a WIF
file? A WIF file is a computer file that is generated by
most weaving software programs and describes the
weaving information necessary to create the fabric.
For more information on a WIF file, see Syne Mitchell's
article "
What's Wif Got to Do With It?
" on
Weavezine.com.
If you do not use a weaving software program to generate a WIF file, there are many
sources on the web with WIF files available for download. Weavezine.com includes WIF
files with many of its online articles. Another major source,
handweaving.net
, provides
a searchable database of over 58,000 weaving drafts with downloadable WIF files. Or,
if you wish to use a draft from a weaving magazine such as Handwoven, you may use
the
Design Center
in WIF ‘n Proof and enter the draft directly. Once the draft is
entered, WIF 'n Proof will always keep track of your place as you weave.
WIF ‘n Proof is a web application. What is a web app? A web application is a program
that runs on your handheld device in a special window of your web browser that is
dedicated to the application. Once installed on your device, all the necessary
information for the program to run is transferred to your device, including a home
screen icon, and it does not need Internet access. Your web browser must support
JavaScript, HTML5 and WebKit; not all browsers do, but Safari (on iOS devices) and
Android browsers (Android devices) do. Allowing JavaScript is a preference setting for
most web browsers, and must be turned on to run WIF ‘n Proof. HTML5 is a fairly new
interface that allows an application to run on a mobile device offline, and is being
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actively developed. New features will be developed, and when they are available they
will be added to WIF ‘n Proof if applicable.
One of the major advantages of a web application for
you, the user, is instant updates. If I release an
update , it will be instantly downloaded to your device
when you start WIF ‘n Proof while online. You will see a
gray box across the screen titled “Update loading . .”
with a progress bar, and when the update is finished
WIF ‘n Proof will automatically restart and you will have
the latest update. The downside to a web app is that if
my server is down and you start WIF ‘n Proof with web
access, the application will look for an update, and if it
cannot find my website, it will delete itself from your
device. This is built into HTML5, and not something I
can change. However, I have been with my server for
over 5 years, and I have never had it go down to my
knowledge. But it could happen, and the worst case is
that you would have to reinstall WIF ‘n Proof and
recover your data from backup.
Note
:
This manual is written assuming the
user has an iPhone, iPod Touch, or an iPad.
Changes for Android or the Kindle Fire are
noted where needed. The iPhone version will
clearly display up to 16 shafts and 16 treadles.
The mid-size tablet (Kindle Fire) version easily
displays up to 32 shafts and treadles, and the
iPad version is capable of displaying up to 50
shafts and 50 treadles. Since they are smaller,
this manual displays iPod Touch or iPhone
screenshots. The screens for the other
versions may be sightly different than the
screenshots shown here. When you purchase
a license for WIF ‘n Proof you will need to
specify which version you wish to use.
You may also try WIF ‘n Proof before
purchase. Request a demo link at
www.WIFnProof.com
or try the on-line demo.
Note Also
: Not all functions and capabilites
are available on all devices. I recommend trying the demo program if you are using a
device other than an Apple device or one listed on
www.WIFnProof.com
.
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Using WIF ‘n Proof Tools and Services
The Navigation Bar
All screens except the Registration screen and the Home Screen have a
Navigation
Bar
at the bottom of the screen. The first button on all navigation bars (
Home
or
Back
) returns you to the previous screen or to the Home Screen. The second button
(
Help
) opens a help window with instructions for the current screen. Tapping the
button again, or on the help window, closes the help window. The Home Screen has a
single
Help

button as it does not have a Navigation Bar. The remainder of the
navigation bar buttons, if any, either transfer you to a different screen or open
and close additional tools.
The Number Pad
WIF ‘n Proof frequently requires numeric input - to enter a shaft
or treadle number, to jump to a specific end or pick, etc. The
Number Pad opens either because you have called it by tapping
on the
1,2,3...
button, or because WIF ‘n Proof expects a
numeric entry. If the entry can only be a single digit (i.e. 1-9
shafts), tapping on the number will automatically enter it. If the
entry could be a double or triple digit number (i.e. 1-12 shafts,
1-298 ends), WIF ‘n Proof will display each digit in turn above the
Number Pad. To enter the number, click on the green
Check
. To
delete a digit, click on the red
X
. If
the Number Pad remains open after you have entered your
number, you may continue to the next entry. The Number
Pad is used primarily in the
Design Center
, or to move
through a draft on the
View Threading
or
View Treadling

screens.
The Help Window
All screens and toolboxes have an
Help
button, either on
the Navigation Bar or as a separate standalone button. Tap
on the button to open the help window. If the text is
longer than the space allotted, you may scroll the text with
a single finger drag. To close the help window, tap again
on the
Help
button or just tap on the help window.
Note:

Not all devices support scrolling. If yours will not
scroll, refer to the manual for additional help.
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The Patterns Toolbox
The Patterns Toolbox is used only in the Design
Center to quickly enter Threading or Treadling
utilizing common patterns, as well as to
manipulate existing ends and picks. Open and
close the toolbox by tapping on the navigation
bar button
Tools
(
Pattern Tools
on the Fire
and the iPad).
The Line Pattern Tools
The Patterns Toolbox gives you a variety of choices across the top for entering ends and
picks:
a)
Ascending Line
b)
D e s c e n d i n g L i n e

c)
A s c e n d i n g P o i n t

d)
D e s c e n d i n g P o i n t
e)
A d v a n c i n g L i n e
O n t h e T r e a d l i n g d e s i g n s c r e e n, t h e t o o l b o x o f f e r s a n a d d i t i o n a l c h o i c e:
f)
T r o m p a s W r i t
F i r s t t a p o n t h e i c o n f o r y o u r c h o i c e a n d t h e i c o n ’ s c o l o r w i l l c h a n g e. T h e n e n t e r e i t h e r
t h e n u m b e r o f r e p e a t s o r t h e n u m b e r o f t h r e a d s f o r y o u r t o o l c h o i c e. I f y o u i n d i c a t e a n
a d v a n c i n g l i n e, W I F ‘ n P r o o f w i l l r e q u e s t t h e l e n g t h o f t h e l i n e a n d t h e a m o u n t o f o f f s e t.
F o r e x a m p l e, i f y o u w i s h “ 1,2,3, 2,3,4, 3,4,5 e t c ”, t h e l e n g t h o f t h e l i n e i s ‘ 3 ’, a n d t h e
o f f s e t i s ‘ 1 ’. I f y o u h a v e a s s i g n e d a d e f a u l t c o l o r y o u m a y a p p l y i t t o t h e p a t t e r n.
T a p o n
Apply
, and, beginning at the marked end or pick, WIF ‘n Proof will fill in the
threading or treadling chart with the number of threads or repeats you indicated using
the pattern you chose. You may end up with more ends or picks than you indicated,
because WIF ‘n Proof will always complete a sequence. You may also have to enter a
balancing last end or pick. Tools may be applied in sequence. So, you may enter 3
repeats of an Ascending Line, followed by 3 repeats of a Descending Line.
If you are entering Treadling and select
Tromp as Writ,
WIF ‘n Proof
will ask if you wish to copy the color assignments as well. Slide the
toggle to ‘Yes’ if you wish to. You may later substitute weft colors for
the warp colors using the
Colors Toolbox
.
Tromp as Writ
also will ask
to copy any repeats tags created using the
Repeats Toolbox
.
The Patterns Toolbox contains 7 other buttons in two rows across the bottom:
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The Insert, Cut, Copy and Paste Tools
1.
Insert
- insert ends or picks
before
the
marked end.
2.
Cut
- or delete ends or picks
starting at
the marked pick.
3.
Copy
- copy to the WIF ‘n Proof clipboard the number of ends or picks indicated,
starting with
the marked pick.
4.
Paste
- paste (insert) from the WIF ‘n Proof clipboard starting
before
the
marked pick.
Select the
Insert
,
Cut
, or
Copy
button and indicate the number of ends or picks. If
you choose
Copy
, WIF ‘n Proof will ask if you wish to copy the color assignments as
well. If you have marked repeats on the draft, WIF ‘n Proof will also ask if you wish to
copy the repeats as well. Slide the toggle to ‘Yes’ for either choice. If you choose
Paste
, WIF ‘n Proof will ask for the number of repeats. You may
Paste
your copied
ends or picks as often as you wish and in as many places as you wish, but once you
leave the current design screen, the clipboard is cleared.
Note:

Insert and Paste is always before the marked end or pick, all other tools start
with the marked end or pick.
The Flip and Mirror Tools
Once you have entered the ends or picks, you may
wish to perform some further manipulation.
Position the red marker ball on the
beginning
end or pick for the tool you wish to use,
and indicate how many ends or picks you want included. Then choose one of the 3
choices:
1.
Flip on the Vertical Plane
- WIF ‘n Proof will copy the indicated ends or picks,
reverse the direction and then re-insert them. So if you define ‘1-2-3,2-3-4’ as
the sequence, WIF ‘n Proof will reverse them to ‘4-3-2,3-2-1’. There is no
increase in the number of ends or picks.
2.
Flip on the Horizontal Plane
- WIF ‘n Proof will copy the indicated ends or
picks and reassign them to the opposite shafts or treadles. So if you define
‘1-2-3-4’ in a 4 shaft draft, WIF ‘n Proof will substitute ‘4-3-2-1’. If you define
‘1-2-3-4’ in a 8 shaft draft, WIF ‘n Proof will substitute ‘8-7-6-5’. There is no
increase in the number of ends or picks.
3.
Mirror
- WIF ‘n Proof will consider the last end or pick in the sequence to be the
pivot point and insert the mirrored ends or picks after the pivot. So if you define
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‘1-2-3-4’ as the sequence to be mirrored, WIF ‘n Proof will insert ‘3-2-1’ after the
pivoting ‘4’. This will result in an increase in the total number of ends or picks.
If you choose to
Mirror
ends or picks that have been assigned colors, WIF ‘n Proof will
ask if you wish to copy the colors as well. To do so, slide the toggle to ‘Yes’.
Closing the Toolbox
To close the Patterns Toolbox without entering a pattern, tap on the Navigation button
Tools
again or just tap on any other button in the Navigation bar.
The Colors Toolbox
Open and close the Colors Toolbox by tapping on
the
Tricolor
button at the upper left of the
Threading design chart or the upper right of the
Treadling design chart.
The Colors Toolbox provides many of the same
functions as the Patterns Toolbox, but the tools
are applied only to the chart’s color bar. As in the Patterns Toolbox, place the red ball
marker on an end or pick, then open the Colors Toolbox and tap on an icon. Enter how
many threads you wish to include, what colors to use if asked, and then tap on Apply.
So you can
Cut
or
Insert
colors,
Mirror
image an area,
Copy
and
Paste
sections of
the color bar as described above for the Patterns Toolbox.
Color Substitution
(the YingYang icon) can be applied to a specified section or to the
entire warp or weft. To indicate the colors for substitution, tap on the color bar at the
top of the tool and then on the appropriate color box at the bottom. You may choose
any color from the warp or the weft color choices by sliding the toggle from Warp to
Weft. If you choose to apply a warp color to the weft, it will not be automatically added
to the weft color choices, but will be saved in the weft when you save your new draft.
To apply
Color Substitution
to the entire warp or weft, leave the ‘Number of Threads’
text entry box blank. To apply the substitution to a section, position the red marker ball
on the beginning thread and then enter the number of threads to be included.
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Similarly, when you choose to
Insert
colors, WIF ‘n Proof
will ask which color to use. Again, tap on the color you
wish to use in the color bar at the top of the toolbox, and
then in the box indicated at the bottom of the toolbox.
You may choose any color from the Weft or the Warp color
choices by sliding the toggle.
The red '
X
' at the bottom right completely clears the design screen color bar. The
green
Check
applies the currently entered color pattern across the entire warp or weft.
So, if you have entered “orange, orange, purple, purple” on the design screen and
choose the green
Check
as your tool, “orange, orange, purple, purple” will be repeated
throughout the design chart.

The Repeats Toolbox
The Repeats Toolbox is used to mark repeats on the Threading
or Treadling charts and then expand the chart by applying
those repeats. Open and close the toolbox by tapping on the
navigation bar button
Repeats
.
Repeats are identified by tags that are dropped on the
threading or treadling charts. Level 1 repeats are color coded
green, Level 2 are red.
Note:

A Level 2 repeat is a repeat that is applied after all Level
1 repeats have been
processed. You may
think of it as marking and applying
repeats, and then marking and applying
repeats again, but all done in one step. A Level 2 repeats may not
start or end with a thread or pick that is included within a Level 1
repeat. You may repeat 1-3 as a Level 1 repeat, and then 1-4 as a
Level 2 repeat, but you may not enter 1-3 as a Level 1, and then
2-4 as a Level 2 because 2 is in the middle of the Level 1 repeat.
To place repeats, drop a tag on the design chart at the red marker ball location. To
mark the start of a repeat, tap on the
Start
button (Level 1 or Level 2) and to mark the
end of a repeat, tap on the
Stop
button. WIF ‘n Proof will open the Number Pad and
ask for the number of repeats.
Note
: WIF ‘n Proof is asking for the total number of repeats in the final draft. If you
want the completed draft to have 2 repeats of, for example 1-2-3-4, you need to specify
a total of “2”,
not
“1” as in “add one repeat to the existing repeat”.
  
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As you mark your repeats, WIF ‘n Proof will display the tags
above (threading) or next to (treadling) the design chart. So in
the example to the right, the green tags are Level 1 repeats,
repeated twice each,. The red tag is a Level 2 repeat,
repeated 10 times. When these repeats are applied, the end
result will be:
1, 2,3,4, 2,3,4, 5,6,7, 5,6,7, 8 repeated 10 times.
The only requirements are that you must place a
Start
before
a
Stop
and you have to complete a set (Start and Stop) before
you can start the next set on the same level. You can start a
Level 1 repeat and then start a Level 2 repeat before you finish
either one. They do not have to be in order - you can place a
repeat over threads 10 - 12, and then over threads 2-4.
You may apply the repeats (tap on
Apply Repeats
) at any time. Or you can wait until
the draft is finished with all repeats marked, and then apply the repeats. Or you can
save the draft to your database with the tags and return later to apply them.
To erase a tag, position the red marker ball on the thread and tap on the red
X
next to
it's placement button. If you erase a Start tag, the entire set will be erased. If you
erase a Stop tag, the Start tag will remain and you can place a different Stop tag.
Repeat tags may be included if you
Copy
or
Mirror
a section of the draft using the
Patterns Toolbox.
Likewise, if you choose the
Tromp as Writ
tool in the
Patterns
Toolbox
, you may optionally include the repeat tags.
Repeat tags are saved with the draft when you save your design to your database. You
may then later edit the WIF file and apply the repeats. The tags will be displayed when
you view the threading or treadling from the
Select a WIF
screen. They will also
remain with the draft if you exit the Design Center or move from the threading design
screen to the treadling design screen. Viewing the fabric does not automatically apply
the repeats.
The UnDo Tool
The Threading Design screen and the Treadling Design screen each have
an
UnDo
tool. This tool will reverse the action of the
last applied
tool.
WIF ‘n Proof has 3 levels of the ‘UnDo’ function for each of the
Threading and Treadling screens, so you can undo three tool actions on
either screen. Undo levels are saved with the design screen.
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Undo
only applies to actions initiated by the
Apply
button in one of the three
toolboxes - patterns, repeats and colors. The
UnDo
button will appear gray if there are
no available UnDo levels and will turn blue apply a tool action.
Note
: If you have applied repeats and do not like the result,
UnDo
will reverse this
action and replace the tags.
UnDo
, however, cannot be used to remove tags - you will
instead reverse a previous action.
The Magnifier Tool
When viewing a draft for assistance at the
loom, WIF ‘n Proof offers a
Magnifier
tool
to help you keep your place within the
visible section of the draft. The Magnifier
will display either just one thread or a group
of threads. To open the Magnifier, tap on
the magnifying glass icon on either the
View Threading
or
View Treadling

screen. The tool will open and display the
current thread. If you wish the Magnifier to
include the color assigned to that thread,
tap on the color bar after the Magnifier is
open.
If you wish to view only the current thread, the tool will move along the draft as you
tap on
Next End
or
Next Pick
.
When the tool opens, it will also open a text box just above or to the right of it asking
for the number of threads you wish to display. Tap on that box to change the number.
If you indicate more than “1”, the Magnifier will expand to include the number you wish
and move to one side to allow you to see the red marker ball for your current position.
Every tap on
Next
will move you through the draft, jumping by the number of threads
in the Magnifier. You can change the number of threads in the Magnifier at any time.
To close the Magnifier, tap either on the Magnifier or on the icon again. The ‘Number
of Threads’ box will stay open and the red marker ball will continue to jump by the
number indicated in that box. You can change that number at any time.
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Quick Start Guide to View a WIF file:
Note:
Please read and follow the
instructions
to install and register WIF ‘n Proof. You
will need to complete the two step registration process before you can start to use WIF
‘n Proof.
First we need to enter a WIF file. You could design your own draft in the
Design
Center
, but for this guide we will enter an existing WIF file that you have on your
computer. There are several ways to do this, but the easiest method is to use the free
WIF ‘n Proof
‘Cloud’ Service
. The ‘Cloud’ service can be used on any device, whether
or not it supports ‘copy and paste’.
Setting up the
‘Cloud’ Service Account
The
‘Cloud’ Service is a
Desktop
web application running on your PC or your Mac. You
must use either Chrome or Safari as the web browser on your computer to set up the
account and to upload your WIF files. At this time, FireFox and IE do not sufficiently
support HTML5. Both Chrome and Safari are free downloads.
To set up your account, on your computer (not your mobile device) using Chrome or
Safari, or on a tablet or iPad, visit the
‘Cloud’
link included in the email you received
when you registered WIF ‘n Proof. Please bookmark this page once you see the
‘Create Account’ page. On your first visit you will be required to enter your first and last
name, and your email address. You must supply your full first name, a single initial will
not be accepted. This must match the name and email address you supplied when
purchasing the WIF ‘n Proof license as it is the only way I can identify a registered user.
If I cannot find you in my list of registered users, you will not be granted an account.
Next create a password of your own choosing. This password can only consist of letters
and numbers and must be between 3 and 8 characters in length. It is case sensitive.
You don’t have to get too creative here, it is only for access to your own WIF file. The
combination of first name and password will be required each time you upload a WIF
file.
When you click on ‘Create Account’, the application attempts to send an email to
support@sandozsoftware.com
containing the information you entered. If your email
client does not automatically open, you will have to manually send me the email. The
subject should be “WIF ‘n Proof ‘Cloud’ Account”. You may add a note below the
automatic text if it will help me find you in my list of registered users.
Once I have activated your account, I will email you a confirmation notice. You may
then use the WIF ‘n Proof ‘Cloud’ Service.
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Using the WIF ‘n Proof ‘Cloud’ Service to upload a WIF file
On your computer using Notepad on the PC or TextEdit on
the Mac, open the WIF file. Through the ‘
Edit
’ menu, first

Select All
’, and then ‘
Copy
’ the entire file.
(Keyboard
shortcuts on the PC are Cntrl-A to select all, then Cntrl-C to
copy. On the Mac, Cmd-A to select all, then Cmd-C to
copy.)
Return to the WIF ‘n Proof ‘Cloud’ website on your
computer and enter your first name and password. Click
on
Log In
. Your name is not case sensitive, but your
password is. If your password is accepted, the Upload
page will open. Click in the larger text area and paste the
WIF file. (Cntrl-V on the PC, Cmd-V on the Mac). In the
next text field, enter a title for the WIF file and press Tab.
Then click on
Upload WIF
. You should see a message that you can now import the
file on your device.
Open WIF ‘n Proof on your device and tap on
Import/Export
at the Home screen, then on
Import a WIF
at the next screen. On the Import a
WIF screen, enter your user name and password in
the text boxes and tap on
Submit Password
. On
Android you may have to tap on the screen’s
background to close the keyboard. Once WIF ‘n
Proof has found your WIF file, the name of the file
will be displayed and the
Import
button will be
active. Tap on
Import
. Done!
Note
: The ‘Cloud’ service will only store one WIF file
in your account at a time. The ‘Cloud’ service is also
used to backup your data as described later in this
manual.
There are several other ways to enter a WIF file to
WIF ‘n Proof. They are described in the manual
section “
How to Import a WIF File
”.
Using the WIF file
Once you have imported a WIF file,
WIF ‘n Proof immediately opens the Selection
Screen. So far
you
have entered only one WIF file, so there is only one in the listing.
WIF ‘n Proof will save any number of files - the list will scroll if you need extra space -
and will remember your place in the last one used. Since you have only one WIF file
listed, tap on it to highlight that line and then tap on
View Threading
.
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You are now on the Threading Screen which must be viewed in landscape mode, so
turn your device sideways. The Threading Screen displays the first 24 ends (40 on the
iPad and the Kindle Fire versions)
reading
from right to left. Shaft 1 is on
the bottom. As you thread each end,
tap on
Next End
and the red marker
ball will move to mark your place.
If you wish instead to just thread the 24
ends (40 on the iPad or Fire versions),
tap on the left double arrows when you
have finished and the next 24 ends (40
on the iPad or Fire versions) are
displayed. In fact, you can tap
anywhere in the draft to move the red
marker, so if you wish to thread in groups
of 4 or 8, it is easy to mark your place. If your device turns off or you need to
close the application, don’t worry. WIF ‘n Proof remembers where you are.
(Select
Continue Last Session
at the Home Screen)
When you have finished threading, or if you are just curious, in the Navigation Bar at
the bottom of the screen, tap on
Treadling
, or, on the iPad and Fire versions,
Treadling/LiftPlan
.
This screen is viewed in portrait orientation, so turn
your
device back to portrait mode.
The Treadling or Lift Plan Screens are almost identical,
except of course that the lift plan indicates which shafts to
lift, and the treadling draft indicates which treadle to use.
You can tap on the
Tieup
button on the bottom
Navigation Bar to see the tie up. Tap again to close it
when you are finished. Both the Lift Plan and the
Treadling Screens display 20 picks (40 on the iPad and the
Fire) and they are read from the top down. Again, you
may move
the red place
marker after every pick by
tapping on
Next Pick
or
you may tap anywhere in
the chart to move the
marker. To view the next
group of picks, tap on the
double down arrows.
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If you want to check what the fabric should look like,
tap on the
Fabric
button on the lower Navigation Bar.
This should get you off to a good start. Detailed descriptions of each screen follow.
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The Various Program Screens
WIF ‘n Proof consists of nine sections –
Home
, the
WIF Selection Screen
, the
Threading
Draft
, the
Treadling
or
Lift Plan Draft
, the
Notes & Reports
Screen, the
Design Center
,
the section for
Importing
and
Exporting
WIF files, the
Utilities
and the
Registration
Screen
. They are each described in detail later in the manual, and you can click on any
of the names above to go directly to that page.
The Home Screen
WIF ‘n Proof’s home screen contains five selection buttons.
Select a WIF
allows you to select any previously
imported WIF file or any draft designed in WIF ‘n
Proof for assistance at the loom.
Design a Draft
takes you to the WIF ‘n Proof
Design Center
where you can create your own draft
or enter a draft from a magazine or a book.
Import/Export

allows you to enter a WIF file to
WIF ‘n Proof either by ‘copy and paste’ or by using
the WIF ‘n Proof ‘Cloud’ Service. You may also
export
a WIF file by email to share with a different
device or friend, or to use in a computer drafting
program. You may also export through the WIF ‘n
Proof ‘Cloud’ service to another device.
Continue Last Session
is used to either continue
a design session or return to a threading or
treadling screen to assist you at the loom. When
continuing a design session, WIF ‘n Proof returns
you to the WIF set up screen with all of the design options in place. If you were
viewing an existing draft, WIF ‘n Proof will return you to the last used screen and
position you at the end or pick that you last viewed. This assures that you can continue
where you left off despite any interruption, such as a phone call or the device powering
down.
Database Utilities
allows you to erase all files and start over, or to backup or restore

your database.
At the bottom right is the
Help
button. Every screen and toolbox has one -
either in the Navigation Bar at the bottom of the screen, or off to the side either
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top or bottom like this one. Tap on this button to open a help window with instructions
for the current screen. The help window will also always reference the correct page in
this manual for additional assistance. Tap again on the
Help
button, on the help
window, or on any other navigation button to close the help window.
Note:

On most other screens you can navigate back a screen or to the Home Screen
by clicking on the left (
Back
or
Home)
button on the
Navigation Bar
. If you were
displaying a WIF file and navigate to a different screen or exit WIF ‘n Proof, your place
on both the threading screen and the treadling screen will be remembered. If you were
working in the design center, all your design choices will be remembered. However, you
must select
Continue Last Session
at the Home Screen to retain this data. If instead
you select a new WIF file to view or start a new design session, all previous data will be
lost.

On
Android,
the
Nook Color,
or the
Fire
be careful not to use the ‘Return’ button or the
device ‘Home’ icon, it will exit you from the app rather than navigate within WIF ‘n Proof.
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The WIF Selection Screen
The WIF Selection Screen consists of a listing of all the
WIF files that you have previously imported or have
created on your device. The list shows the title and the
date you imported or created it. You may sort the list by
name or by date by tapping on the column headers.
Tapping again will reverse the order.
To use a WIF file you will need to tap on the WIF title to
highlight it, and then select one of the 6 selection buttons.
View Draft
displays the complete draft for the
selected WIF file. Double tap on the drawdown to
zoom in, and scroll through the draft by dragging with
your finger. If your device supports pinch to zoom,
you may zoom in closer. Double tap again to zoom
out to the original size.
Note
: Large drafts may
take quite a while to
display. Be patient.
View Fabric will load
much faster, but will not
show the threading,
treadling and tie up.
When you close the View Draft Screen you will return to
the Selection Screen. The chosen WIF file will still be
selected.
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View Fabric
shows you a graphical representation of
the upper right section of the fabric drawdown.
Sometimes it is difficult to remember what the fabric
will look like from a cryptic name such as ‘Simple8b’.
This overlay screen allows 4 different zoom levels.
Fully zoomed in shows 16 ends and 24 picks (
40 ends
and 54 picks on the iPad and Fire
), and you can zoom
out to double the number of ends and picks in the
view, and then again and again to double each time.
When you close the View Fabric Screen you will return
to the Selection Screen. The chosen WIF file will still
be selected.
View Notes
takes you to the
Notes & Reports

screen described in a later manual
section
.
When you
close the Notes Screen you will return to the Selection
Screen. The chosen WIF file will still be selected.
View Threading
takes you to the
Threading
Screen described next.
Treadling/LiftPlan
takes you to either the
Treadling
Screen or to the
Lift Plan

Screen depending on the contents of the WIF file. These screens are described in the
next manual section.
Delete WIF
does exactly that, however you do have to confirm that you really wish to
do so.
The
Edit WIF
button in the Navigation Bar places the entire draft in the
Design
Center
to allow you to make any changes you wish. You can then save the changed
draft under a different name to enter it into your WIF database.
Note:

Once you select ‘View Threading’ or ‘Treadling/LiftPlan’ you will no longer be able
to return to a previous ‘view’ session. This WIF file now becomes your current session
and WIF ‘n Proof will remember your place for this current session. Likewise, if you
‘Edit a WIF’, you will be unable to return to a previous ‘design’ session.
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The Threading Draft
First things first: the
Threading
Screen
is a landscape orientation screen, so in
order to see the entire screen, turn your
device to landscape mode.
The
Threading
Screen displays the
threading draft from right to left. A
darker line indicates every four ends and
every four shafts. The shafts read up,
and the
numbers on the draft indicate
the shaft used. The draft displays 24 ends
at a time
(40 on the iPad and
the Fire). Six buttons at the bottom of the screen are used to navigate the
draft. You can display the next or previous group of ends by using the
double arrow buttons, or move the red marker as you thread each end
(
Next End
or the single arrow button).
The name of the WIF file is displayed in the upper left.
The current end is
indicated in red on the blue ‘
GoTo
’ button on the left, along with the total
number of ends in the draft.
Above the threading draft is the color bar
indicating which color to use for each end.
The far left or the far right
button will move you to the end or the beginning of the draft.
Tap on the blue button indicating the current end to move to a specific end within the
draft. WIF ‘n Proof will open the
Number Pad
.
Tap on the keys to enter the number
of the end you wish, and then tap on the green
Check
. The chart will then begin with
the entered end.
At the bottom left of the screen is the
Magnifier
icon. If you tap on that icon, WIF ‘n
Proof will magnify the current column to help you see where you are at a quick glance.
The magnified column will move along the draft as you tap
Next End.
To enlarge the
color chip for each end, tap on the color bar. You may also expand the Magnifier to
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include a group of threads. Tap on the box just above the Magnifier and enter the
number of threads you wish to include. To close the magnifier and the color chip, tap
on the
Magnifier
icon again or on the magnified column.
At the left side of the draft is the
Jump
button. Tap on this button to jump back to
your last location.
If you have created the WIF file in the WIF ‘n Proof Design Center and have marked the
draft for repeats, WIF ‘n Proof will display the repeat tags above the chart.
For a rather simple threading draft as shown above you may not need to mark each end
as you proceed with the threading, but for a more complicated draft it may be very
helpful. You can also move the marker by just tapping on the chart. So if you wish to
thread a group of 8 ends and then move the marker, just tap where you wish the
marker to be. If you have been using the marker and you need to leave the loom, WIF
‘n Proof will remember where you are in the draft even if the device powers down.
When you restart the device and WIF ‘n Proof, a
t the Home Screen
select
Continue
Last Session
and then ‘
View
’ and WIF ‘n Proof will return you to the screen and
position you had when you closed WIF ‘n Proof or the device powered down.
WIF ‘n Proof will also remember your position in the threading draft if you move to the
Treadling Screen. When you return to Threading, the marker will be on your last used
position. When you have finished with the threading draft and wish to move to either
the treadling draft or a lift plan, tap on
Treadling
on the right in the
Navigation
bar
.
WIF ‘n Proof will move you to the Treadling or Lift Plan screen as indicated by the WIF
file and will remember your position in the threading draft, so you can move back and
forth at any time.
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The Treadling or LiftPlan Draft
The Treadling Screen displays the treadling draft or lift plan
from top to bottom. A darker line indicates every 4 picks
and every four treadles. The treadles read left to right, and
the numbers on the draft indicate the treadle used, or, in
the case of a lift plan, the shafts to lift. The draft displays
20 picks
(40 on the iPad and the Fire)
at a time. The five
arrow buttons displayed along the left side are used to
move through the draft. The double arrow buttons change
the display to the next group of picks.
Next Pick
and the
single arrow buttons move the red marker ball down or up
to mark your place.
At the right side of the draft is the
color bar indicating the color to use for each pick.
The current pick is indicated in red on the blue ‘
Go To

button in the center to the right of the color bar. The top and bottom buttons move you
to the beginning or the end. To move to a specific pick, tap on the blue ‘
Go To
’ button
indicating your current pick and WIF ‘n Proof will open the
Number Pad
. Enter the
number of the pick you wish and tap on the green
Check
. The chart will then start
with the entered pick.
Below the blue ‘
GoTo
’ button is the
Jump
button, used to jump back or forth to the
last used position.
The total number of picks is indicated on the right
next to the color bar below the blue button indicating
the current pick. In addition, the current pick as
indicated by the red
marker ball. The
name is
displayed
above the draft.
The
Tieup
button on the Navigation Bar is used to
display the tie up for this draft. The tie up reads from
left to right (treadle one on the left) and from bottom to
top (shaft one on the bottom). The circles in the tie up
draft indicate the shafts that are lifted by each treadle.
If the WIF indicates a sinking shed draft, an ‘X’ will be
displayed instead of a circle.
The
Fabric
button
on the Navigation Bar
is used to
display the cloth drawdown generated by this WIF file.
This drawdown does not take into account any variable
such as thread thickness or weft faced or warp faced
fabric. It initially shows 16 ends and 24 picks (40 ends
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and 54 picks on the iPad and Fire) starting from the upper right corner. You may zoom
in or out to vary the view.
At the bottom right of the screen is the
Magnifier
icon. If you tap on that icon, WIF ‘n
Proof will magnify the current pick row to help you see where you are at a quick glance.
To magnify the color chip, tap on the color bar. The magnified row will move down the
draft as you tap
Next Pick.
You may also expand the Magnifier to include a group of
picks. Tap on the box just above the Magnifier and enter the number of picks you wish
to include. To close the magnifier and the color chip, tap on the magnified row or again
on the
Magnifier
button. Repeat tags created in the Design Center will be displayed
on the right side of the chart.
The Treadling Screen will be extremely useful to anyone using
a table loom or anyone following a complicated treadling
sequence on any loom. Tapping on
Next Pick
or anywhere in
the chart will move the red marker ball or the magnifier row
to keep your place, and WIF ‘n Proof will remember your
position in the draft whenever you leave the loom, leave the
application, or the device powers down. When you restart the
device and WIF ‘n Proof, select
Continue Last Session
at
the Home Screen and WIF ‘n Proof will return to your place
when WIF ‘n Proof
closed
.
WIF ‘n Proof will also remember your position in the draft if
you move to the Threading Screen. When you return to
Treadling, the marker will be on your last used pick, so you
may move back and forth freely.
I use a small table loom - the DutchMaster loom from
www.woolgatherers.com
- which
is a 10” 8 shaft loom. This loom is very handy for small projects or for sampling, but
because it has 8 shafts it is not limited to simple patterns.
Both hands are free after each shot, and as is true with
any table loom, it is very easy to tap on the iPhone, iPod
or iPad screen to mark my place. Even at my 8 harness
floor loom, if the pattern is complicated I can take the
time to mark my place after each shot or mark my place
after a group of pattern picks.
Note:

The lift plan displayed
on the left is from a WIF file (#54021) downloaded from
www.handweaving.net
, the Internet site that offers an
incredible selection of free WIF files for download. Many of
the weaving drafts on www.handweaving.net offer both a lift
plan download and a standard draft download. The
process used to download from handweaving.net directly to
your device (iOS only) is described in the manual section “
How to Import a WIF File
”.
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Notes & Reports
Notes & Reports will give you information about the WIF
file you selected at the Selection Screen. When the screen
first opens you will see the colors assigned to the warp and
the weft, and the number of ends and picks in the draft for
each of those colors.
Below the color charts is the Heddle Count report detailing
the number of heddles you will need on each shafts for the
entered draft.
At the top of the screen is a text field to enter any notes
you have about this draft. In order to save your notes,
your choices and measurements, when you are finished
with the report, tap on
Save
on the Navigation Bar. WIF ‘n
Proof will save your information and return to the Selection Screen.
If you wish to have WIF ‘n Proof calculate the number of yards (or meters) required for
the warp and the weft for this project, you should fill in the rest of the screen. WIF ‘n
Proof needs to know the ends per inch (cm), the number of threading repeats, and the
length of the fringe, if any, for
each
repeat. WIF ‘n Proof also needs the picks per inch
(cm), the number of repeats of the treadling or lift plan, and your loom waste. WIF ‘n
Proof will also take into consideration the warp and weft take up, although you may
leave those entries blank, as well as the fringe length entry.
If you work in metric measurements, tap first on
Metric
. When you tap on the text
entry field for ‘epi’, WIF ‘n Proof will open the
Number Pad
and proceed through the
form as you make your entries.
Tap on
Calculate
.
WIF ‘n Proof now reports on the expected size of the
finished cloth once removed from the loom as well as
the revised heddle count. WIF ‘n Proof corrects the
number of ends or picks based on the number of
repeats entered, and reports the required amount of
yarn for each color of the warp and weft. Be sure to
remember, this is an estimate and the actual amount
used can vary. To be on the safe side, purchase extra.
Note:
Any information you entered is retained when you leave by tapping on the
Save

navigator button, but you will need to calculate each time you view the report.
HINT:
If you wish to save the calculations, take a screenshot. Not all devices can do
this, but if you are using an iOS device, the screenshot will be in the camera roll.
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Design a Draft - Entering a Design with WIF ‘n Proof
This WIF ‘n Proof section allows you to create your own draft. You may exit this section
and continue your draft later. To continue a design session you must select
Continue
Last Session
at the
Home Screen
. If instead you select
Design a Draft
, you will
erase a previously entered, but unfinished, draft.
A Short Tutorial
We are going to create a simple pattern to show you
how easy, and how much fun it is to design with WIF ‘n
Proof. Entries you should make are in
bold
type. After
you work through this tutorial you will have no problems
dreaming up new drafts.
On the Home Screen, select
Design a Draft
.
Defining the Draft

On the next screen you will define the few necessary
components of the draft. Most of the buttons are
initially disabled and each is enabled in turn as you
complete each section of the draft.
The first choice is to indicate whether this is a
Rising Shed

or a
Sinking Shed
. The default is rising and you only need to change it if you are using
a sinking shed. For now we will leave this alone.
The next choice is whether or not you are developing a
Lift Plan
. Again, the default is
“No” and we will leave this alone.
Next you need to enter the number of shafts and the
number of treadles you will need for this draft. You may
increase these values any time during the designing
process, but for now we will enter 4 for each.
Tap on the text entry box for the number of shafts.
Any time you tap on a text entry box that expects a
numeric entry, WIF ‘n Proof will open the
Number Pad
.
Tap on 4 in the Number Pad and then on the green
Check
. WIF ‘n Proof
enters 4 for the number of shafts and automatically moves to the next entry
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field. Tap on 4 and the green
Check
again.
The Number Pad closes
automatically.

Note
: The iPhone/iPod Touch version allows up to 16 shafts and treadles. The Fire
version allows up to 32 shafts and treadles and the iPad version allows up to 40 shafts
and treadles.

Choosing the Colors
Now we are going to assign colors for the warp and the
weft. Tap on the
Colors
button on the Navigation Bar.
We are going to choose two colors for the warp, red and
purple, and one color for the weft, teal.
Tap on red in the upper right corner of the color
chart, then tap on any empty space in the first
lower empty color bar marked WARP.
The first box is now filled with red.
Tap on purple (next to red) in the color chart, then
tap on any empty space in the WARP color bar.
The second box is now filled with purple.
Note
: If you miss and end up with the wrong color, tap on the color you really want and
then tap on the incorrect one in the lower color bar to replace it. Once a color is
selected, it will appear just below the selection box as a visual aid. If you do not see
this color chip, your color has not been selected. On some
Android
devices you may
have to press slowly and firmly. Clear a color bar by tapping on the red ‘
X
’.
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Now we will select the color for the weft.
We are going to pick only one color for the weft, but you
can define up to 10 colors (20 on the iPad and the Fire
versions) each for the warp and the weft.
Note
:
You can add colors up to the maximum at any time
during the designing process. Just return to the color
picker from the
WIF Setup
screen.
Tap on teal (4th row, second column), and then tap
on any empty space in the second lower empty
color bar marked WEFT.
The first box is now filled with teal.
Tap on the
Back
button in the Navigation Bar to close
the color picker.
We are back at the
WIF Set Up
screen and ready for threading.
Entering Threading
Tap on
Enter Threading
.
On the left is the color choices box with red
and purple. This box displays all the colors
you have chosen for the warp up to the
maximum of 10 (20 on the iPad and Fire).
Note
: The more colors you choose, the
smaller the target box will be to tap on when choosing a color for each end.
Threading is entered in sequence, starting with the first end. There are three different
methods to enter your threading. We are going to use the
Patterns
Toolbox
.
Tap on
Tools
in the Navigation Bar (
Pattern
Tools
on the Fire and the iPad)
.
WIF ‘n Proof displays the Toolbox. Across the top of
the Toolbox are five different patterns.
Tap on Ascending Line (the first on the left)
and enter “1” in the ‘Number of Repeats’ field.
Tap on
Apply
.
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WIF ‘n Proof has inserted your chosen pattern over the first 4 ends. The red marker
ball is on the first end. Notice that the
UnDo
button has changed from gray to blue -
indicating that it is now active. The
UnDo
button reverses any Toolbox action, up to
the last three applied.
Now we will assign colors.
First tap on red - the color bar above the column for thread 1 will display red.
The red marker ball now moves to column two so you can assign a
color to the second thread. Notice that the
Default Color

Box
also
displays red.
Tap on red again, then on purple and then on purple again.
Each tap on the color choices assigns that color to a thread and moves
the marker to the next end. You can only assign colors to ends that
have been assigned to a shaft or an end marked with the red ball.

Each tap on the color choices also assigns that color to the
Default
Color Box
positioned to the right of the threading draft. To change
the default color, tap on a new color. To remove color from the
Default
Color Box
, tap on the box.
Tap on the Default Color Box to turn off the default color.
We have assigned each of our first four threads to a shaft and a color. Now let’s play.
Move the red marker ball back to the first end by tapping on the right hand
double arrow button on top (next to the
1,2,3...
button).

We are again going to use the Patterns Toolbox. All Toolboxes will apply your tool
choice beginning at the marked end, so you should always move the marker
before

opening any Toolbox.
Open the Patterns Toolbox and enter “4”
in the Number of Ends field.
Notice that the Toolbox reports that you are
currently at the first end.
Select the
Mirror
button (last button on
the lower right).
WIF ‘n Proof asks if you wish to mirror the
colors as well.
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Slide the toggle to “Yes”, and tap on
Apply
.
WIF ‘n Proof closes the Patterns

Toolbox and mirrors your first 4
ends, pivoting on the fourth. The colors assigned also mirror,
also pivoting on the fourth. The red marker ball remains on the
first end. Of course, we could have achieved this more easily
by selecting the Ascending Point tool (the middle button), but
you would not have learned two tools.
Now I want the draft to read 1,2 1,2,3,4,3,2,1 2,1 and I am
going to show you two different ways to do this. Notice the
marker is still at the first end.
Open the Patterns Toolbox. Enter “2” for the Number of
Ends and tap on the
Insert
tool (the first on the left in
the lower grouping of tool).
Notice the Patterns

Toolbox reports it will insert before the first end.
Tap on
Apply
.
WIF ‘n Proof has inserted two empty ends at the beginning of the draft. The marker is
still on the first end. We are going to use a different method to fill these.
First tap on purple in the color choices box.
The color indicator above the first end displays purple, and purple is now the default
color.
Tap on the
1,2,3...
button in the upper right corner.
WIF ‘n Proof opens the Number Pad.
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Tap on “1” on the Number Pad, then on “2”.
Notice that each time you tap on a number, WIF ‘n Proof enters that shaft in the
treading plan and moves the marker to the next end. It also inserts the default color
into the color indicator bar.
Close the Number Pad. There are 2 ways to do this.
You can either tap on the red ‘
X
’ or tap on the
1,2,3..

button again, and then again.
We now have nine ends, let’s add 2,1 at the end. The fastest
way would be to repeat the same process at the end, but I
am going to show you three more tools.
Turn off the Default Color function by tapping on the
Default Color Box.
If we leave the Default Color on, any new ends entered will
be purple. In this case, I do not want that feature.
Move the marker back to the first end.
Open the
Patterns
Toolbox and enter
“2” for the number of ends. Tap on the Copy tool (third from the left in the
middle row of tools). Slide the toggle to “Yes” and tap on
Apply
.
The Patterns

Toolbox closes and nothing appears to have happened, but those two ends
are now in the WIF ‘n Proof clipboard.
Move the marker to the tenth end. To do this, tap directly on the last “1” in
the draft (the ninth end).
Why does tapping on the ninth end move the marker to the tenth? Because the
third
method to enter your threading is to tap directly on the chart. We will use that later.
Note:

iPhone version users may find this difficult. The screen is small and fingers are
large. Instead, tap on the furthest left double
arrow button and then on the single arrow.
Open the
Patterns
Toolbox. Tap on the
Paste
tool (last icon in the middle row).
Notice that the ‘Number of Ends’ has changed to
the ‘Number of Repeats’. WIF ‘n Proof reports
that the pasted insert will be before the tenth
end. Inserts, whether blank ends or pasted ends,
always insert before the marked end. All other
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tools include the marked end.
Enter “1” for the Number of Repeats. Tap
Apply
.
The first and second end have been copied to the tenth and eleventh position, but we
want 2,1, not 1,2. The marker is still at the tenth end.
Open the Patterns Toolbox, enter “2” for the number of ends and tap on the
Flip (on the vertical plane) tool (first tool in the bottom row). Tap on Apply.
We have finished our sequence of 11 ends and have tried most of the tools. Now let’s
expand this with the
Repeats Toolbox
. We will end up with 1,2,1,2,3,2,3,4,3,2,3,2,1,2,1
(15 ends) which will repeat 15 times.
Defining Repeats
We are now going to define the number of repeats for these 11
threads, and we are going to use two levels of repeats. Position
the red marker ball on the 4th end.
Tap on
Repeats
in the Navigation Bar to
open the Repeats Toolbox.
Tap on the
Start
button for the Level 1
repeat.
The Toolbox closes automatically and a green
triangle tag appears above end 4 indicating the start of a Level 1
repeat.
Move the red marker ball to the 5th end and open the Repeats
Toolbox again. Tap on the Stop button for the Level 1 repeat.
WIF ‘n Proof opens the Number Pad to ask for the number of repeats.
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Tap on the number 2 and then on the green
Check
.
Both the Repeats Toolbox and the Number Pad
automatically close and a green triangle tag appears above
end 5. The number 2 is next to the tag indicating a total of
2 repeats for ends 4 through 5.
Next, move the red marker ball to the 7th end and
drop a Start tag. Move to the 8th end and drop a
Stop tag with 2 repeats.
We are now going to repeat ends 1 through 10 fifteen times, but this is a
Level 2
repeat
because it includes the threads defined in the first repeat. Our end result will be

1,2,1,2,3,2,3,4,3,2,3,2,1,2
” repeated 15 times, followed by the final “1”.
Move the red marker ball to the first end and tap on
Repeats
in the
Navigation Bar. Drop a Level 2
Start
tag over the first end.
The Toolbox will close and a red triangle tag is placed over the first end.
Move to the 10th end and open the Toolbox. Tap on the Level 2
Stop
button
to drop an ending tag. Enter 15 for the number of repeats.
Note:

It is not necessary to enter all the ends and return to the beginning to enter the
Level 1 repeats, and then again return to the beginning to enter the Level 2 repeats.
You may drop the repeat tags while entering your threading, especially if you are
entering a draft from a book or a magazine. I am only doing it this way to illustrate the
use of each Toolbox. I am also using more tools than necessary to illustrate each tool.
We are now ready to apply these repeats, and we can do this two ways. We can tell
WIF ‘n Proof to
ignore
the colors assigned to the individual threads or to
use
the
colors assigned to the threads. We are going to
use
the colors.
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Tap on
Apply Repeats
at the bottom of the toolbox. WIF ‘n Proof asks if you
wish to use the current colors or not. Tap on ‘With’. If you have not assigned
colors you will not see this request.
We are now back at the Threading screen,
and WIF ‘n Proof has expanded the
threading to 211 ends. All shaft three and
shaft four threads are assigned to the color
purple, and all shaft one and shaft two
threads are either red or purple.
You may move through the draft by tapping
on the arrow keys or go to a specific thread
by tapping on the blue ‘
GoTo
’ button
indicating the current end in red. WIF ‘n
Proof will open the Number Pad to allow you to enter the number of the end you wish.
We are now through with Threading and ready to enter the Treadling.
Entering Treadling
Tap on
Back
on the Navigation Bar to return to the WIF Set Up screen. Turn
to portrait mode, then tap on
Enter Treadling
.
We are going to enter the treadling similarly, but with
a few changes to show you some different options.
The Color Choice Box at the top of the screen shows
only one color.
Tap on the Color Choice box to enter teal as the
color for the first end and as the Default Color.
The Default Color Box at the bottom of the screen
now displays teal.
Open the Number Pad by tapping on the
1,2,3...

button. Tap on the button
1
, then on the
button
2
, then on
3
, and finally on
4
. Close the
Number Pad by tapping on the
1,2,3...
button
twice, or tap on the red
X
.
The second tap on the
1,2,3...
button moves it to a
different area of the screen and the third tap closes it.
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You could also use the Toolbox and use the Ascending Line tool over 4 picks. Next we
will assign repeats.
Tap on
Repeats
on

the Navigation Bar. Drop a Start tag on the first pick and
a Stop tag on the 4th pick. Enter 15 as the number of repeats.
Now we will apply these repeats, but we are not going to
apply the colors yet.
Open the Repeats Toolbox and tap on
Apply
Repeats
. Then tap on
WITHOUT
to apply these
repeats.
We now have 15 repeats of 1-2-3-4, but teal is only
assigned to the first 4 picks. The red marker is on pick
one. I’ve decided I want every 4th pick to be purple,
starting with pick 4.
First move the red
marker ball to the 4th
pick. Now tap on the
Tricolor
button in the
upper right to open the
Colors Toolbox
.
We are going to substitute the warp color purple for a
single weft pick.
Enter ‘1’ for the number of threads, then tap on the Color Substitution tool
(the YingYang icon).
Tap on teal in the color box at the top of the
Toolbox, and then on the first color box at the
bottom. Then tap on the toggle to switch to the
warp color choices, tap on purple, and then tap on the second box at the
bottom of the Toolbox.
We have told WIF ‘n Proof to begin at pick 4 and replace the teal color with purple over
the span of one thread.
Tap on
Apply
.
The Colors Toolbox closes and our sequence is
now teal, teal, teal, purple. Now we will apply
that color sequence to the entire weft. In this
case it does not matter where the red marker ball
is located.
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Tap on the
Tricolor
button to open the Colors Toolbox. Tap on the green
Check
, and then on
Apply
.
The weft colors are now complete. Any entry you have made to the assigned colors
regardless of the number of picks can be expanded to the entire warp or weft with this
button. If you had assigned two different colors as we did in the Threading draft - two
red, then two purple - they could be repeated. You can enter any sequence of colors.
Now tap
Back
on the Navigation Bar.
We have finished entering the threading and the treadling, now we can enter the tie up.
Entering the Tie Up
Tap on
ENTER Tie Up
.
The red marker is indicating the first left hand column for
treadle one.
Tap on the bottom box on the first left column and
then on second box in the same column.
We have now assigned shafts one and two to treadle one.
If you make a mistake, tap again on the incorrect entry -
that shaft will be removed from the tie up - and then the
correct entry.
Note
: This method - entering
the mistake again and then the
correction - is used on the Tie
Up and the LiftPlan entry
screens. On the Threading and Treadling screens, move
the red marker to the incorrect entry, and simply enter the
correction.
Continue in this manner to assign shafts two and
three to treadle two, three and four to treadle three,
and then shafts one and four to treadle four.
You may tap anywhere on the tie up chart, but you must
start with the first treadle and work across from left to right.
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If you have difficulty tapping on the screen, you may also use the
1,2,3...
button to
open the Number Pad. You would then move the marker using the left or right arrow
keys.
We have now finished with the tie up, and we are almost done. Before we save this
draft, we of course want to check what it looks like. If we are happy with it, we will
name it and accept it.
Tap on
Fabric
on the Navigation Bar.
WIF ‘n Proof displays the fabric drawdown. When you
close the Fabric screen, you will return to the Tie Up
screen.
Note:
If you have entered ends or picks without color
assignments, WIF ‘n Proof will substitute black in the
warp and white in the weft for the threads missing color
assignments. If you see black or white where it is not
expected, double check the colors before saving the
draft. If the fabric has less width or height than
expected, there are empty threads in the draft and the
display stops at those threads.
Tap on
Back
on the

Navigation Bar to return to
the WIF SetUp Screen.
Note
: You can make any changes to the Threading, the Treadling or the Tie Up at any
time. Use the
EDIT
buttons for the Threading or Treadling. If you wish to erase and
enter a different Threading or Treadling, use the
ENTER
buttons. You can also add
shafts, treadles or change the colors at any time.
Save the File
Enter “Simple 4” in the WIF name field, and then tap on
SAVE
in the
Navigation Bar.
WIF ‘n Proof closes the design center and adds your new file to the list on the
Select a
WIF
screen. You may now use this file as you would any other WIF file in your list.
Your design choices remain in the design center until you start another draft or select a
WIF file to edit.
Note:

Be sure to
BACKUP

your database whenever you add or edit a WIF file. You
never know when something might happen to cause data loss. Better safe than sorry!
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How to Edit a Current WIF File.
At the
Select a WIF
screen, tap on the file we have just created and then tap on
Edit
WIF
on the Navigation Bar. WIF ‘n Proof enters all the design choices for this file into
the Threading, Treadling and Tie Up charts. We are going to make two changes as an
example.
At the WIF SetUp Screen, tap on
Colors
in the Navigation Bar.
Notice that purple has been added to the weft color choices.
We want to change that to white.
Tap on white in the upper choice box (second from
right in the bottom row) and then directly on purple in
the Weft Color choices box.
Our weft colors are now teal and white.
Tap on
Back
in the Navigation Bar to return to the WIF
SetUp Screen, then tap on
Enter Treadling
. Tap on OK to close the warning.
The Treadling chart is now empty and waiting for input.
Open the Patterns Toolbox.

Tap on the
Tromp as Writ
tool (upper left). Slide
the Colors toggle to “Yes” and tap on
Apply
.
The entire Threading chart has been copied to the Treadling chart, including the
assigned colors even though they are not in the weft color choices.
Tap on the
TriColor
button to open the Colors Toolbox. Use the
Color

Substitution
tool to change the red to teal and the purple to white. Leave the
text entry box for the ‘number of threads’ blank to indicate that the color
substitution should be applied to all threads.
Tap on
Back
on the Navigation Bar, and then on
View Fabric
.
If you like it, save it as “Simple 4 II”.
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How to Enter a Lift Plan or Assign Multiple Treadles
The method used to enter a lift plan, or a draft where you may have multiple treadles
for any one pick, is similar except that the red marker ball indicating the pick does not
advance automatically. Let’s tell WIF ‘n Proof we wish to enter a lift plan.
In the WIF Set Up screen, slide the toggle to ‘Yes” to indicate a Lift Plan,
enter the number of shafts. WIF ‘n Proof automatically enters the same
number for the number of treadles. You may increase that number.
On the Lift Plan screen, using any of the methods described above, enter the
shafts or treadles to be used for the first pick. Then tap on the enlarged
down-arrow button to move to the next pick.
If you make a mistake, enter the incorrect entry again, and then the correct one.
Note
: Even though you are entering a Lift Plan, you will need to tap on
REVIEW Tie Up

to verify the entries and to turn on the
View Fabric
button.
Some Notes and Rules for Entering a Draft
There are a few rules that must be followed when entering a draft.

1) You may add shafts or treadles at any time during the designing process. Once
added, a shaft or treadle may not be removed. Double check the tie up - you may have
to reenter the tie up after adding shafts or treadles.
2) You may build a draft by entering a group of ends or picks, assigning repeats or
using the Patterns Toolbox, and then continuing to add more ends or picks and again
assigning repeats. The order in which you use tools does not matter except that you
must enter threads in sequence.
3) Level 2 repeats may not start or end with a thread or pick that
is included within a Level 1 repeat. You may enter 1-3 as a Level 1
repeat, and then 1-4 as a Level 2 repeat, but you may not enter
1-3 as a Level 1, and then 2-4 as a Level 2 because 2 is in the
middle of the Level 1 repeat.
4) You may enter colors before or after entering repeats. You may
go back to the
Colors
screen to

change
or add to the color choices at any time. But be
careful that you do not remove a color from the color choices and then leave it in the
threading or treadling draft. WIF ‘n Proof will not be able to identify the color, and
unexpected results may occur.
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5) Likewise, you may change the tie up any number of times. You may view the fabric
at any time after entering the Threading, Treadling and Tie Up. You may change any of
these and view the fabric as many times as you wish until you are satisfied with the
fabric.
6) If you do not assign any color to the warp or the weft, WIF ‘n Proof will assign black
to the warp and white to the weft. Likewise, if you have a thread, either warp or weft,
without a color assignment, WIF ‘n Proof will assign black to a warp thread and white to
a weft thread. You may, however, clear the color bar or change the choices for either
the threading draft or the treadling draft by tapping on the
Tricolor

button
to open the
Colors Toolbox.
7) You may exit the
Design

Center
by tapping on
Home
on the Navigation Bar. WIF
‘n Proof will remember all entries you have made to this design, but you must tap on
the
Continue this Session
button on the
Home Screen
to continue with this draft.
8) If you wish to create a series of similar drafts, you can either choose the newly
created file
at the
Selection Screen
and tap on
Edit WIF
or you can tap on
the
Continue this Session
button on the
Home Screen
. Make any changes you wish,
rename the file and save the changes.
Edit a WIF
A WIF file that was imported from a source other than WIF ‘n Proof may also be edited,
WIF ‘n Proof reads the information in the WIF file and opens the
Design
center with all
the information in the selected WIF already entered into the WIF Set Up screen, the
Threading draft, the Treadling or LiftPlan drafts, and the Tie Up. The name of the WIF
file is entered in the name field, followed by “Copy”. All buttons are enabled as all
information has already been entered.
The colors indicated in the WIF file will be included in the Warp or the Weft color bars,
but will, most likely, not be included in the color picker. If you plan to delete a color in
the draft, you can safely color over it in the color picker. However if a color is removed
from the color bar but remains in the draft, WIF ‘n Proof will not be able to identify it
and unexpected results may occur.
If you wish to retain the original Threading or Treadling (Lift Plan), you must select
Edit
. If instead you select
Enter Threading
or
Enter Treadling
, WIF ‘n Proof will
first warn you, and then delete the original threading or treadling.
You may edit the Tie Up and view the fabric as many times as you wish just as if this
were a new draft. Once you are happy with the new draft, change the name as desired
and
SAVE

the WIF
.
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Import/Export
The Import/Export Menu Screen consists of three buttons.
Paste a WIF
is used to
enter
a WIF file by copy and paste.
You may copy and paste from any TXT file source such as
email, a cloud service, or a TXT app on your device that
uses iTunes or a direct USB or wireless connection to
transfer a TXT file from your computer.
Import a WIF

is the fastest method to enter a WIF file
using the WIF ‘n Proof free ‘Cloud’ Service. Using this
service is described in the
Quick Start
Guide.
Export a WIF
allows you to
export
any WIF file created or
edited in the WIF ‘n Proof Design Center.
All three of these choices require that your device is online.
Note:
Downloading a WIF file directly from a website other than the WIF ‘n Proof
‘Cloud’ Service is only supported on iOS using Dropbox as an intermediator as
described below in the
Paste a WIF
manual section.
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Paste a WIF Screen
The
Paste a WIF
Screen allows you to enter an
existing WIF file to WIF ‘n Proof using copy and
paste. You may ‘paste’ a WIF file from several
different sources.
How to Import a WIF File with ‘Copy’ and
‘Paste’
Apple’s iOS and Android do not recognize a file with
a .WIF extension, and since WIF ‘n Proof is a web
application, not a native iOS or Android application,
there is no way for the web app to make the
system recognize it. In addition due to privacy
concerns, web browsers limit the ability for one
website to access data from another. So, how do
we import a WIF file if we do not wish to use the
free WIF ‘n Proof ‘Cloud’ Service?
Note
:
‘Copy and paste’ is not supported on the
Nook Color
, however the free WIF ‘n Proof ‘Cloud’
service is. So please use it.
Since screen size is quite limited on a mobile device, I recommend making the WIF file
as small as possible, and the name to identify the file as short as possible. If you use a
weaving software program, remove any colors not used and trim the draft to only the
necessary repeats if possible. Once imported, your WIF files will remain in WIF ‘n Proof
until deleted and your current position within the threading or treadling sequence will
be remembered in your last used WIF file.
There are four methods that I recommend. You may come up with another. If so,
please let me know.
Using a different cloud service
1)
On your computer using Notepad on the PC or TextEdit on the Mac, open the
WIF file. Save it as a TXT file to a cloud service that you can access from your
mobile device such as Dropbox, SugarSync, Evernote or SimpleNote. You may
insert a title on the top line, but otherwise do not edit the text. If you use the
Nebulous Notes App or Nebulous Notes Lite (free in the Apple App Store), you
may skip this step and, on your computer, drag the WIF file directly to your
Dropbox.
2)
On your device, open the file with a text processing app such as DraftPad
(free on the iPhone and iPod Touch, or the iPad) or PlainText for Dropbox (also
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free in the AppStore). Or, if you are using SimpleNote or Evernote, just open
the app and select the note. Each service operates differently - you may
have to experiment for the best method. I use Nebulous Notes; it can directly
read WIF files so I do not need to convert them to text.
3)
Touch anywhere within the text until the selection menu appears and tap

Select All
’ and then ‘
Copy
’.
4)
Open WIF ‘n Proof on your device and select ‘
Read a WIF
’. On the next
screen tap the large window until the keyboard comes up. Then tap again
and hold until the ‘paste’ option appears. Tap ‘
Paste
’.
5)
Enter a name for the WIF file in the Title field and tap ‘
Process WIF

On
Android
, tap and hold on the txt file name in your Dropbox app. Android will ask
which editor you wish to use. I have tried both ‘DB Text Editor’ and ‘File Editor’ and
have found both to work equally well. Once the file is in the Editor, tap and hold
anywhere within the text and then, from the ‘Edit text’ menu, select
Copy all
. Close
the editor and open WIF ‘n Proof. On the
Paste a WIF
screen, tap and hold within the
text area and then, from the Edit text menu, select ‘Paste’. I have found it may take 5
to 10 minutes for a 4 KB file to paste into the text area. Larger WIF files should be
divided into sections of 4 KB or less each and imported in sequence. Be patient.
For the
Kindle Fire
, Dropbox is not as yet supported, however Evernote is and works
quite well provided the file is under 4kb. Divide larger WIF files into several notes. In
Evernote on your Kindle, open your WIF note and then tap on the ‘Edit’ icon (the pencil
in the upper right corner). With the file open in ‘Edit’ mode, tap and hold anywhere in
the text until the ‘Edit text’ menu pops up, then choose ‘Select all’. The text turns
orange. Quickly tap (do not hold) on the orange section and the ‘Edit text’ menu again
pops up. Select ‘Copy’.
Close the keyboard and select home. Open WIF ‘n Proof from the favorites icon.
On
the
Read a WIF
screen, tap and hold within the text area and then, from the Edit text
menu, select ‘Paste’. On the
Fire
it is important to close the keyboard while waiting for
the text to paste. The browser may crash if the keyboard is left open or the file size is
too large.
Using eMail
1)
On your computer using Notepad on the PC or TextEdit on the Mac, open the
WIF file. Through the edit menu, first ‘
Select Al
l’ and then ‘
Copy
’ the entire
file.
2)
In your email program on your computer, ‘
Paste
’ the file into the body of an
email that you send to the email address for your mobile device. Put the
name in the subject line.
3)
When you receive the email on your mobile device, touch anywhere within
the text until the selection menu appears and tap ‘
Select All
’ and then ‘
Copy
’.
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4)
Open WIF ‘n Proof on your device and select ‘
Read a WIF
’. On the next
screen tap the large window until the keyboard comes up. Then tap again
and hold until the ‘
Paste
’ option appears. Tap ‘